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Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,280 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,280
Reviews: 1,483
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 166
Gots: 169 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
HERCULES DOUBLE IPA is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, fit for the gods. HERCULES delivers a huge amount of hops from start to finish. Its hefty backbone of nutty, malty sweetness balances its aggressive hop profile. 85 IBUs.

(Beer added by: filabrazilia on 04-11-2004)
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-03-2012 00:52:18 | More by rabiddawg
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Washington

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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ElGallo

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-15-2011 16:48:14 | More by ElGallo
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niner9

Arizona

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent beer in my opinion. I love the taste of this one, and the hops are outstanding. The abv will get you if you're not careful. Hercules is definitely worth a try.

There are plenty of advanced reviews on this beer if you want to learn more.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 05:09:36 | More by niner9
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-24-2011 01:30:35 | More by PEIhop
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-03-2011 04:56:03 | More by PhatAtUT
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Billz187

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-20-2012 19:10:10 | More by Billz187
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cowboy83

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

08-03-2012 19:07:03 | More by cowboy83
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Trogdor_The_Beerinator

Korea (South)

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-26-2012 11:39:57 | More by Trogdor_The_Beerinator
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Naerhu

Japan

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to BroJohn for lugging this all the way to Japan.

A - Clear amber body with tight white head.
S - Lemon, orange zest and othe citrus aromas.
T - Tight juicy orange pureness. The malt seems to be the sturdy hub which keeps the alcohol and bitterness in alignment. Crisp, the malty sweetness is there, but is tightly wrapped into the rest of the beer.
M - Mild integration, alcohol is well balanced
D - This beer is blessed with huge bitterness, but it is well integrated with the rest of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 04:52:33 | More by Naerhu
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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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PopnLoads

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-06-2012 21:00:13 | More by PopnLoads
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DeanWormer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The icon. The measuring stick. The ideal to which all DIPAs must be compared. Balance, balance, balance. Hoppy, malty, yeasty, an aroma to die for. I hate the funkiness of Simcoe hops - none apparent here. I don't care for the onion / garlic overtones of Summit hops - none apparent here. What's here is an intense hop profile with 10% ABV that's so earthy, so balanced, so nuanced, that you really have to exercise some restraint to not forget what a kick in he backside you're enjoying. I've never had Heady Topper or either of the Plinys - they're on my "Ice Bucket" List. I'll try them when I get the chance but I'll be shocked, really shocked, if they measure up to Hercules, according to my palate. This is as good as it gets.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 17:33:42 | More by DeanWormer
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JMCrocker

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.1%

04-27-2013 01:01:58 | More by JMCrocker
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California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-18-2011 19:20:27 | More by BelgianDip
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-13-2011 21:20:20 | More by jak
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-27-2011 01:20:46 | More by captainbearcat
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,280 ratings.